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Lone Wolf Custom Slide Options | Kryptek and Serial Numbers

Lone Wolf Distributors (LWD) has become famous for their  design and manufacture of custom glock slides, custom glock barrels and other custom accessories. They have now rolled out some new options which further set them apart; laser engraved Kryptek and custom serial numbers.

I started my build with an AlphaWolf OEM Serration Slide. I like the classic look of Gen 3 OEM style profile, nose, and serrations. These babies are made in America from 17-4 PH1150 stainless steel and there is simply no better slide available. Internal parts not included but you can get all the parts from Lone Wolf on the same order. To make things easy, I ordered a whole gun from Lone Wolf. Threaded Barrel, Trijicon SRO, Polymer 80 frame and parts kits.. The LWD experts did their finish magic and assembled my slide before shipping.

The LWD laser engraving is a great way to get a tough custom look. I chose the striking Kryptek camo pattern. They can finish a slide you provide or start with a new LWD slide. Because the slides are engraved instead of coated,the pattern will hold up better to wear and hard use over the life of the gun. They offer two different pattern sizes: large and small, both of which are available on the below coating options.

Slides must first be refinished in the following coating options to perform this engraving process:
Cerakote (single color)
Battleworn Cerakote
ColorShift Cerakote
Flash Nitride
Glock OEM slide w/ OEM finish

Another feature they can add is custom serial numbers on all your parts, including your Poly80 Frame. I like matching serial numbers and think the Poly 80 is more practical when serial numbered. The guys at Lone Wolf do a great job. If you have never tried to find a place to engrave firearms, it can be difficult. Getting it done well is even harder.

If I ever need to report a stolen gun, I need a serial number for identification. If I am in contact with law enforcement, they expect to see a serial number on each gun. While, in most places, home built guns are legal to poses, may police officers are not familiar with the laws concerning 80% builds. It is a felony to remove a serial number on a factory gun and I don’t want to have to explain the absence of one. Some states require a serial number before finishing a build.

The Lone Wolf Distributor options let you get what you want exactly how you want it. They can provide matching and perfectly compatible packages to the most demanding specifications. Don’t settle, get what you want.

About the Author /

Mark Miller is a former Customs Agent and a Green Beret who served in Afghanistan and a number of other live fire locations. A student of firearms and shooting, he is an FFL and a SOT. The guiding philosophy of his life is that terrain and situation dictate tactics and the enemy always gets a vote on any plan.

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